Category Archives: Portland Art Classes

What is Glass on Glass (GOG) Mosaic Art?

What is Glass on Glass (GOG) Mosaic Art?

Glass on Glass Mosaics is essentially glass, usually stained glass, glued to glass and then grouted, using sanded grout. Mosaics are durable they can be put together to last a lifetime and beyond, if proper steps are taken.

More specifically, what does art mean to me (Kory Dollar); why do I create and teach with such passion?

To me Glass on Glass is my story, my lifeline, my legacy, my drive, and passion.

What makes my teaching style unique?

I have a specific cutting style, rules, and guidelines established to push myself and my students beyond our artistic realm. I will open your eyes to how glass breaks and why it breaks the way it does. I have simple rules to follow and if you want to break them that is okay too! I will teach you process and style, while having a great time and creating epic art. I can explain how and why. I provide excellent visual aid. My teaching style will adapt to any learning style.  I provide hands on, visual aids, verbally express the steps, and provide detailed handouts.

The snow will melt, but this memory will last forever! This photo reminds me of why I love glass on glass. It takes me back to childhood, the creative bonds I established between my parents and the environment. It is the freedom to use any materials around you just to create and it doesn’t have to be good it just needs to be done! Creating art is expressive, healing, and emotional. A gift to understand how using your materials can create life long memories, not just art. Art that disappears can even make the most memorable impact to keep creating in adulthood. From the moment we are born our brain is building synapses that make us happy and art has always done that for me! I believe that because of the artistic environment I grew up in art keeps me happy; it reduces my anxiety, reminds me of wonderful times spent creating from our materials! If the universe gives you snow make a colorful snowman.

What is so different about Glass on Glass Mosaics?

Using the process I have developed, Glass on Glass Art, will out last the test of time. I know that not only am I creating lifetime art, I am inspiring others to leave a healthy artistic footprint behind too.  I teach how to build/create a lifetime piece of fine art. I believe you are only around as long as your memory and that is essentially why I create with such passion. I know my Great Great Great Grandchildren will see my art, making my existence on earth transcending. I want to leave a healthy artistic footprint, to out-stand the test of time; and that is what makes GOG so special to my heart.

I am proud to promote “artistic freedom without self-doubt,” in my students and children. This photo of the best snowman EVER in Lily’s world! It reminds me why I teach my trade to others; Glass on Glass is very powerful; it is a trade I have developed and built throughout my artistic journey,  my life. My work is inspired by tile work, mosaic, sculpture, painting, pottery, woodwork, glass blowing, and my environment I was raised in. I was always at my dad’s hip waiting to create. My mother always talked about designing in odd numbers, numerology, and feng shui in our home. My most cherished possessions are what my father, grandfathers, and children have created. I feel a passion to teach and create, to leave behind my memory, and give my students that gift as well!

GOG is like no other art, not even stained glass. The details and depth can mesmerize me for hours! It is freedom in a cup! Glass on Glass has so many artistic element’s that a painting or any other medium can not offer. GOG is a variation transparent, opaque, iiridized glass, combined with unique elements like texture, reflectivity, illumination, and prismatic colors. Glass on Glass Mosaics have LIFE and can heal the sole! I am proud to say that lifelong friendships are established through our mosaic community and human connections are so important  to promote happiness and build confidence. Glass on Glass Mosaic can also offer an ever-changing piece of illuminated art, essentially changing with the light of the sun.

Photo is of Lily Lathrop, my only niece. My dad, sister, I once made a colored dragon, a snow chair, and many snowmen! Last year, my son and I filled bottles of water and food coloring and had fun splattering the neighborhood!

Want to learn how to make stained glass mosaic art?

Join me and other like-minded individuals at a t Mosaic Retreat, Workshop, or Private Lesson.

View Kory’s 2019 teaching schedule

“Just keep nipping,” Kory

September – Vancouver, Washington

September – Vancouver, Washington
Theme: Mandala
September 13 -15, 2019 (5 spots left as of 2/3/2019)
Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $375
Location: Melt Glass , Vancouver Washington
502 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Vancouver, Washington
(360) 771-5617
Register at: www.meltglass.com

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March 2019 – Hillsboro, Oregon

Class is FULL

Theme: Recycled Glass on Glass Mosaics
Date: March 22 – 24, 2019
Hours: Friday 10 am – 5 pm (Additional $50)
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $175 + additional $50 if attending Friday
Location: Denny’s Workshop (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Address12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Registration: Contact Denny Nkemontoh dennysworkshop@gmail.com OR www.dennys-workshop.com

REGISTER NOW

 

 

Friday Upgrade

Enjoy all day Friday in the studio for an extra $50 This class is unlimited supplies and unlimited projects! Take advantage of the extra time for very little cost. You are more then welcome to bring any current project or start a new one.

$50.00

Lodging Available: One queen room, with kitchenette available for an additional $75 / night. (Sold Out Saturday Night).

 

 

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal or you have further questions, please feel free to contact me below.

 

Hope Wahl, Mosaic, Glass on Glass, Stained Glass, Sunset, Elephant

August – Dear Island, Oregon

 

August 2019

Theme: Silhouette and Sunsets

Date: August 9, 10, 11, 2019
Location: Deer Island, Oregon – Deer Island Manor
Location: Deer Island Manor
Cost: $550 for lower bunk ( 1 remaining as of 7/31/19),
$525 for upper bunk (1 remaining as of 7/31/2019)
$650 for private King room shared bath (booked)

Registration: Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com or visit www.marvelousmosaic.com for more information.

 

 

August Retreat at Deer Island Manor – King Bedroom Upgradeb-sold out

August Retreat at Deer Island Manor – Silhouette and Sunsets – King Bedroom

$650.00

 

 

August Retreat – Upper Bunk

August Retreat at Deer Island Manor - Silhouette and Sunsets - Upper Bunk

$525.00

 

 

Deer Island – August – Retreat – Lower Bunk

August Retreat - Silhouette and Sunsets - Lower Bunk

$550.00

Mosaic Class Schedule 2019 – 2020

Upcoming Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshops for 2019

By Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

August 9, 10, 11 2019
Deer Island Manor
Deer Island, Oregon
$525 (top bunk), $550 (bottom bunk), $650 (king room)

September 13, 14, 15 2019
Melt Glass
Vancouver, Washington
$375

September 20, 21, 22 2019
Private Studio
Damascus, Oregon
$350

October 11, 12, 13 2019
Private Studio
Santa Rosa, California
$425

October 25, 26, 27 2019
Denny’s Workshop
Hillsboro, Oregon
$375
Queen Room upgrade 75 / night

November 1, 2, 3 2019
Melt Glass
Vancouver, Washington
$375

November 16, 17, 18 2019
Deer Island Manor
Deer Island, Oregon
$525 (top bunk), $550 (bottom bunk), $650 (king room)

December 2019

No Classes – Private Lessons and Private Large Group available email dollarkory@gmail.com to request booking

Upcoming Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshops for 2020

By Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

January 10, 11, 12 2020
Private Venue – Hopewell Vineyard
Salem, Oregon
$450 (no lodging), $525 (top bunk), $550(bottom bunk), $650(queen room), $700 (master suite)

January 24, 25, 26 2020
Denny’s Workshop
Hillsboro, Oregon
$150
Queen Room upgrade $75

February 7,8,9 2020
Melt Glass
Vancouver, Washington
$375

March 20, 21, 22 2020
Denny’s Workshop
Hillsboro, Oregon
$375
Queen Room upgrade $75

April 10, 11, 12, 13 2020
North Lake Tahoe Event Center
North Lake Tahoe, California
$450

April 24, 25, 26 2020
Denny’s Workshop
Hillsboro, Oregon
$375
Queen Room upgrade $75

May 8, 9, 10, 11 2020
Deer Island Manor
Deer Island, Oregon
$525 (top bunk), $550 (bottom bunk), $650 (king room)

May 29, 30, 31 2020
Melt Glass
Vancouver, Washington
$375

June 2020

No Classes – Private Lessons and Private Large Group available email dollarkory@gmail.com to request booking

July 2020

No Classes – Private Lessons and Private Large Group available email dollarkory@gmail.com to request booking

September 11, 12, 13 2020
Melt Glass
Vancouver, Washington
$375

September 18, 19, 20 2020
Private Studio
Damascus, Oregon
$350

October 9, 10, 11 2020
Private Studio
Santa Rosa, California
$450

October 23, 24, 25 2020
Denny’s Workshop
Hillsboro, Oregon
$375
Queen Room upgrade $75

November 6, 7, 8 2020
Melt Glass
Vancouver, Washington
$375

November 20, 22, 23 2020
Deer Island Manor
Deer Island, Oregon
$525 (top bunk), $550 (bottom bunk), $650 (king room)

December 2020

No Classes – Private Lessons and Private Large Group available email dollarkory@gmail.com to request booking

 

Upcoming Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshops for 2021

By Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

 

January 8, 9, 10 2021
Private Venue – Hopewell Vineyard
Salem, Oregon
$450 (no lodging), $525 (top bunk), $550(bottom bunk), $650(queen room), $700 (master suite)